Subject: Lost Lepidoptera
Location: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
January 18, 2013 8:16 am
I rescued this Lep from in-between two sets of doors on my way into work and set it outside. I’ve never see a moth (butterfly?) this beautiful in our area. Any idea what it is?
This is a female Polyphemus Moth and this is a very unseasonal time of year for a sighting in Canada. We can only speculate that the cocoon was somehow accidentally brought indoors, perhaps on a Christmas Tree, and the warmth caused the cocoon to hatch prematurely.
Thanks for the reply. I realised after I sent the request that I probably should have mentioned that it was a picture I took over a year ago, before I realised there were sites where you could submit I.D. requests! So thank you for the I.D.
Thanks for the clarification.